1,000 Cyclists Tackle 2nd edition of the Cycle No Limits Sea Otter Europe Cyclo
Nearly 1,000 cyclists took part in the second edition of Cycle No Limits Sea Otter Europe Cyclo event presented by Gosth, the Spanish round of expanding Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series
Joaquim “purito” Rodriguez , Dorian Gordon (Team Cofidis) Oscar Pujol (Team UKYO Japan), Melcior Mauri (ONCE pro team and “La Vuelta” former winner) and other pro continental cyclists were on the start line of the Spanish round of the expanding Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series.
A two day program, cyclists enjoyed partialy closed roads around the Girona City mountains, with short but explosive hills where former pro cyclists Joaquim “Purito Rodriguez, Oscar Pujol (team UKYO Japan) or Dorian Gordon (Cofidis) push fast to challenge the current leader of world Tour series, the Norwegian Jonas Orset.
The challenge was divided into a first long distance (stage 1) of 160 kms with four 2nd category mountain passes.
On the second day (stage 2) there were two routes available, either 100 kms or 140 kms, with 3 mountain passes. The weather respected the cyclists on stage 2, where participants suffered just a few sections of rain, with a moderated temperature.
The start-finish line was an integral part Sea Otter Europe Festival, where top brands presented new models and trends across the cycling industry, receiving more than 30,000 thousand visitors during the weekend and hosting Mountain Biking, Gravel, Trials and Kids races.
The Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series ranking has a strong leader, Jonas Orset from Norway, having participated in three events,has more than one thousand GFWT points more than the next cyclist on the current overall ranking. In women ranking, Choe Geeniyong from South Korea, retains the lead, but will have serious competition next weekend in Norway, at the Styrkeproven event, the next round of the Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series.
Styrkeproven will host 6th round of Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series for men, and also hosts the Gran Fondo World Championship Tour ® Ladies Edition where the winner will take the leaders “Maglia” (pink) leaders jersey on the way to win a first prize of $10,000 USD prize for the woman.